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osOpinion: What Next for Crusoe?

Dec 20, 2000, 08:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wesley Parish)

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"I recently read MIT's Technology Review and came across an article on Transmeta and the Crusoe chip, "The Software Chip," by Claire Tristram."

"The article said that the Crusoe chip had put most of the functionality normally expected in hardware into a software layer. With a 128-bit bus, it was consequently capable of running 32-bit Intel applications at a comparable speed to native Intel hardware."

"A quick examination of the Transmeta site assured me that Technology Review was merely giving a review of what Transmeta had succeeded in doing. Transmeta had succeeded in placing much of the operating functionality of the commonplace or garden variety silicon into software."

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